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text 2017-06-27 12:45
The Devil All The Time - Reshelved
The Devil All the Time - Donald Ray Pollock

Real life is pretty grim right now, so I'm having a little trouble with this very dark book. I've read enough to feel that I'll really enjoy it at the right time, but now is not that time. So I'm reshelving it under "try again later" and picking something lighter for my Booklikes-opoly square. 

 

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text 2017-06-25 13:58
The Devil All the Time: 23/320 pg
The Devil All the Time - Donald Ray Pollock

Finished Ch 1. It's a promising start, but pretty grim. It's horror, of course, but I'm accustomed to a little dark humor with the horror, and I can't detect any yet. 

 

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review 2017-06-03 00:00
Bob Dylan FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Song and Dance Man (FAQ Series)
Bob Dylan FAQ: All That's Left to Know A... Bob Dylan FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Song and Dance Man (FAQ Series) - Bruce Pollock For the most part, this new book covering the career of Bob Dylan offers little new. But for the obsessed and interested fan it is still fun to revisit the greatest song and dance man to ever hit the stage. Unfortunately, there is a large segment of the book devoted to Dylan’s transgressions, which reportedly were many. Readers are bombarded and reminded almost constantly how prolific Dylan was at being unfaithful to his love partners. Unsure of how this behavior translates into the history of his art, but it does seem to be important to many Dylan biographers. As I neared the end of what I hope will be my last Dylan bio, there was a bit feeling of satisfaction knowing more than I should about the man. And still he remains an enigma.
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text 2017-04-19 10:31
19th April 2017
Blood Relations and Other Plays (REV Ed) - Sharon Pollock

There is nobility in the struggle, you don't have to win.

 

Sharon Pollock

 

Today we celebrate the birthday of Sharon Pollock. The leading Canadian playwright is best known for Blood Relations, based on the story of Lizzie Borden.

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review 2017-04-05 23:59
Knockemstiff - Donald Ray Pollock

Oh, darker than dark, and with written by a writer with an unflinching gaze, but also by one with enormous compassion. The level of my care and empathy with these characters is due to the brilliance of Donald Ray Pollack.

Tom Waits might well shy away.

Risky. Powerful. Ugly. Painful. Worth it.

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